Bodensteiner, Constance Jean

Constance "Connie" Jean Bodensteiner

November 20, 1940 - January 1, 2020

Constance Jean Bodensteiner of Lowry Crossing, Texas passed away on January 1, 2020 at the age of 79. She was born on November 20, 1940, to Leonard Porter Cowan and Doris Alberta (Shearer) Cowan in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.  Connie graduated from Geneva High School with the class of 1958.  She graduated from Richland College in Dallas, Texas with an Arts Degree. Connie enlisted in the United States Navy on April 20, 1959.  She was honorably discharged in 1960. Connie married Virgil Raymond Bodensteiner on August 8, 1959 in Covington, Tennessee.  In addition to raising their children, she was an accomplished artist in multiple art forms and worked in furniture and lighting sales.

Connie is survived by her children, Doug Bodensteiner and wife, Teal, Virgil Bodensteiner, Jr., Lea Hernandez, and Mike Bodensteiner and wife, Teresa; grandchildren, Summer Hernandez, Fox Hernandez, Lindy McMahan and husband, Billy, and Chris Stanford and wife, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Riley McMahan; brothers and sisters, Corrine Joyce Dedi, Cary Joel Cowan, and Clinton James “Jimmy” Cowan and numerous other loving family and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Doris Cowan; husband, Virgil Raymond Bodensteiner; son, Gregory Bodensteiner; granddaughter, Jessica Bodensteiner.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Inurnment will be held at a later date next to her husband at Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope House in Hamilton, Texas,

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Well mom it been a year. I still miss you very much. My heart ache and still heavy with hurt. virgil jr, January 2, 2021 Mom, I miss you every day, hearing you voice and helping you do things. The months have been hard. I get through it one day at a time. It's hard not having you here. I know you could not stay. Now you are whole again and we will see each other again.
virgil bodensteiner, August 19, 2020 Mom, it's been four months since you left me. I miss you everyday. I remember all the times we had together and the trip we took. The fun time on the road trip with you.
virgil jr, May 13, 2020 With Sympathy, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sincerely, Your Watson & Chalin Family Watson & Chalin, January 8, 2020 Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. A donation in honor of your mother has been made to Hope House. Your Watson & Chalin Family Watson & Chalin Family, January 8, 2020 Bob and I are so thankful we had the time to spend with you when we there in October and November. Reminds us to enjoy everyday. I always enjoyed your laugh and your gorgeous dimples. We will miss you and Virgil Raymond. We will work hard at keeping in touch with your children. Virginia Bodensteiner, January 6, 2020 It still seems like yesterday for my 4th birthday in our new home, you made me the clown cake. You kissed scraped knees, made countless trips to the ER when more than that was needed, stayed up late worrying cause I couldn't tell time. You saw me through the best times and helped me through the worst. Love you momma. Michael Bodensteiner, January 3, 2020